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Important Information for GDA Members in the Path of Hurricane Irma

Information on emergency assistance and property damage claims.

Governor Nathan Deal has issued a State of Emergency for the following Georgia counties in advance of Hurricane Irma's arrival: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne and Ware Counties.

This primarily impacts GDA's Southeastern, Central, and Southwestern Districts, but we are aware the storm may also affect areas reaching as far as north Georgia. 

We fervently hope that all of our members in these counties weather the storm safely and without damage to their practices or personal property. However, in the regrettable event that you do experience damage or issues, the Georgia Dental Association wants to share the following insurance claims and disaster recovery information with you.

Please be safe if you are on the road, if you have evacuated away from home, or are still sheltering in your community.

Frank J. Capaldo
GDA Executive Director 

American Dental Association ​Resources
+ Member Center Disaster Recovery Page
+ Center for Professional Success Disaster Recovery Page

American Dental Association Foundation
+ ADAF Charitable Assistance Center

American Dental Association FoundationThe Foundation provides Emergency Disaster Grants of up to $2,000 for immediate emergency disaster needs such as food, water, clothing, shelter and medicine to any dentists who are victims of a disaster at their primary residences. Affected dentists may apply to the ADA Foundation for a grant for their personal necessities. 

GDIS Property Damage Claims

Property Damage and Claims Information:
- The Hartford Online Claims Center
- The Hartford Claims Reps: 1-800-327-3636 or 1-800-243-5680
- The Hartford Disaster Recovery Website
- Safeco Claims: 1-800-332-3226

GDA Plus+ Insurance/GDIS clients with a Business Owners Policy through The Hartford or a home or auto insurance policy through Safeco are encouraged to contact us at 404.646.7553 or with potential claims resulting from a covered disaster, and for information regarding disaster recovery, and how to report claims.

 Georgia Emergency Management Agency
- GEMA Home Page with Shelter Updates

 The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency coordinates the state's preparedness, response and recovery efforts to disasters. GEMHSA works with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to prevent and respond to natural and man-made emergencies. In addition, GEMHSA employees are on 24-hour call statewide to assist local authorities when disaster strikes. 

Georgia Red Cross Chapter

- Georgia Red Cross Chapter

 The American Red Cross of Georgia serves 10 million people through a network of 9 chapters: Augusta Area, Central Midwest Georgia, Metropolitan Atlanta, Northeast Georgia, Northwest Georgia, South Georgia, Southeast & Coastal Georgia, Southwest Georgia and West Central Georgia. The Red Cross is in local communities every day, helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.